Gawkadal Massacre: The Tragedy of Kashmir

Gawkadal Massacre: The Tragedy of Kashmir

On 21 January 1990, death and destruction stalked the streets of Srinagar. This reached a climax at Gaw Kadal where paramilitary forces brazenly and unabashedly opened fire on unarmed protestors, killing 50. There were two contexts to what came to be called as a massacre. One was the local one: Kashmir was in a state […]

Devender Rana questions army’s impunity

Devender Rana questions army’s impunity

Jammu: The NC’s provincial president for Jammu and MLA from Nagrota Devender Rana on Wednesday said in the legislative assembly that the army was no holy cow and could be questioned “on any issue pertaining to civilian matters.” Rana was referring to an incident in his constituency in which a civilian was injured in army […]

War aghast over ignoring Gaw Kadal massacre in protest calendar

War aghast over ignoring Gaw Kadal massacre in protest calendar

Srinagar: Hilal War, leader of People’s Political Party on Tuesday said that the pro-freedom leadership ignored mention on Gaw Kadal massacre in the recently issued protest calendar. He described the negligence as ‘a sinister plot and asked the resistance leadership to seek apology from people. Interestingly, War’s group is a constituent of Mirwaiz-led faction of […]

Sacrifices won’t go waste, says Geelani

Sacrifices won’t go waste, says Geelani

Srinagar: Hurriyat Conference (G) Chairman Syed Ali Geelani has paid tribute to three slain youth saying Kashmiris were indebted to them and their sacrifices won’t go waste. According to a statement, Geelani in his telephonic message to mourners said that stubborn attitude of India is the main cause for continuous bloodshed in the state and […]

Omar asks Mehbooba to accept her failure, like ‘I did’

Omar asks Mehbooba to accept her failure, like ‘I did’

Srinagar: Speaking on the second day of the budget session in the Assembly, former J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said that he accepted his failure during the 2010 uprising. “I failed in 2010 and I am responsible, I have regrets, I accept that today,” Abdullah said and asked Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to […]

Omar has no right to grieve over civilian killings: Lone

Omar has no right to grieve over civilian killings: Lone

Jammu: Minister for social welfare and BJP’s ally Sajad Lone said on Tuesday that former chief minister Omar Abdullah had to “walk over tens of thousands of bodies” to set foot in the legislative assembly. Participating in the debate over the killings of about 100 protesters during 2016 uprising, Lone said, “Nobody has a moral […]

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